Friday, April 10, 2009

Fun Fact Friday

Warning: We may be playing it fast and loose with the term "fun" tonight.

-I'm pretty sure I'm genuinely addicted to sugar. This bothers me less than it should.

-My least favorite part of my body is without question my thighs. And when I work out? They only get bigger. When I hurt my knee two summers ago and was limping around for about a month, the muscle on the injured leg atrophied quite a bit. I was so delighted to see a thin leg on MY body that I barely cared about the whole BEING CRIPPLED part. (Does anyone remember that scene in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason in which she is bemoaning how a rival girl has "legs up to here"? And her friend comforts her with, "You have fine legs, Bridget! Climber's legs."? Anyone? Anyways, that's about the kindest description of my legs. These thighs are made for hikin'.)

-On a related note, the few months that I took ballet lessons were among the most humiliating of my life.

-I'm not a very good photographer.

-I have tried to write a novel approximately six times. I have never gotten past fifty pages. Fiction and I do not agree. Basically I think I am lacking in the imagination department. I can see the funny or the interesting or the romantic in the world around me, but I have a hard time just conjuring it up from thin air.

-I really, really like asparagus. Also mushrooms. My husband believes that I exaggerate my fondness for mushrooms just to annoy him because he hates them. He is wrong.

-Yesterday I ordered mushroom soup at Panera and got french onion instead. NOT ACCEPTABLE.

-I used to loathe red wine, but lately I prefer cabernets to just about everything else. I'm evolving again!

-I couldn't swallow pills until I was sixteen.

-The dryer just turned off and my baby's still protesting his bedtime, so I guess the fun is over.


d e v a n said...

I had the same problem with pills and I was SO embarrassed!

Swistle said...

I did NaNoWriMo (where you write a novel in a month) one year, and that more than anything else in my life CLOSED THE FICTION DOOR for me. I realized that while non-fiction (like blogging) is easy and fun and interesting to me, fiction is like slogging through mud. SMELLY mud. And then the result is...poor.

Fiona Picklebottom said...

That Panera mushroom soup is AWESOME!! I too love mushrooms more than any human should.

Valley Momma said...

I couldn't swallow pills until my senior year of college! Good to know that problem is shared by more than one of us!

Scottish Twins said...

Your sugar addiction is wonderful - especially when I get cupcakes from it!

Anonymous said...

If it makes you feel any better, I couldn't swallow pills until I was in my early 20's! I still can't swallow any strongly flavoured or strong tasting liquid medicines - I always have to ask if they have it in a tablet form (how ironic).

Mommy Daisy said...

These were all great. Short of commenting on each one, I'll just say that. :D

Astarte said...

I'm addicted to sugar, too. In a HUGE way. Like, it makes my ass huge. Not good, people.